The ancestral home of the Croze family is the French region of Auvergne. Croze was a name for someone who lived in the place named Crozet, which refers to a village in Aubergne, where the original bearer lived or held land. Habitational names are part of a larger set of names known as local
, which means that they are derived from geographical features; either from place names, which is the source for this name, or from local
geographical features, which are topographical names.
Early Origins of the Croze family
The surname Croze was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Croze family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croze research.Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1333, 1401, 1506, 1558, 1566, 1582, 1649, 1716, 1800, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Croze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Croze Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Croze some of which are Crozet, Crouzet, Croizet, Crouzette, Croizette, Cruisette, Crozette, Crozett, Cruiset, Crossier, Crozzet, Croizett, Crozier, Crouzettes, Croizettes, Cruisettes, Crozettes, Crousset, Crousett, Crousette, Croiset, Croisette, Crusier, Cruisette, Crozzier, Croizzet, Crouzzet, Crozzette, Crozzettes and many more.
Early Notables of the Croze family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), a French art collector, born in Toulouse, France; Maturinus Veyssière La Croze (1661-1739), a French Benedictine historian and Orientalist; and Antoine Crozat, Marquis du Châtel (ca.1655-1738), French founder of an immense... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croze family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Croze has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Croze were James Crozer settled in Philadelphia in 1830; Adolphe Crozet, aged 22, settled in New York in 1820; and John B. M. Crozet who settled in Philadelphia in 1808..
Contemporary Notables of the name Croze (post 1700)
- Pauline Croze (b. 1979), French folk singer and musician
- Anaïs Croze (b. 1976), French singer
- Marie-Josée Croze (b. 1970), Canadian two-time Genie Award winning actress